TITLE

Practical Aspects of Continuous Intravenous Treprostinil Therapy

AUTHOR(S)
Widlitz, Allison C.; McDevitt, Susanne; Ward, Ginger R.; Krichman, Abby
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article aims to provide nurses with guidance and information about the overall requirements for safe administration of IV treprostinil to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This disease is characterized by an elevation in pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance potentially leading to right ventricular failure and death. The pathophysiology, medical management and pharmacology of treprostinil are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
24832911

 

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